x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Sheikh Mohammed to clothe one million children

Ramadan: A million children will receive free clothing this Ramadan thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

DUBAI // A million children will receive free clothing this Ramadan thanks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President.

The project launched by Sheikh Mohammed, also the Ruler of Dubai, will run to UAE Humanitarian Work Day on September 19.

The date is also the ninth anniversary of the founding President Sheikh Zayed's death.

The clothing campaign has been launched in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent, which regularly works with poor and deprived people in Asia and Africa.

"The Holy Month of Ramadan represents an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the values of goodness, giving and cooperation," Sheikh Mohammed told the state news agency Wam.

This "increases the importance of launching social and charitable constructive initiatives during the month, especially those initiatives in which the people of the UAE can share and collaborate.

"Zayed was the source of giving. He was the teacher and the one who inspired the generous people of the UAE, who are an ideal example of efforts and generosity that knows no bounds and no discrimination.

"The spirit of giving is a characteristic of Zayed's sons and daughters. It is a culture which is deeply rooted in our community."

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